BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are expected to set out their objections to Universal Music Group's $1.9 billion bid for rival EMI's recorded music unit in the coming days, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Starved of finance from hard-pressed banks, private equity firms in Europe are sounding out yield-hungry pension funds, insurers and sovereign wealth funds as alternative sources of the finance they need to do deals.
LONDON (Reuters) - British oil firm Cairn Energy said it agreed to buy UK-focused Nautical Petroleum for 414 million pounds ($644 million), its second North Sea acquisition as part of a move to balance its high-risk exploration strategy in Greenland.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems is to sell a tower factory in Denmark to Chinese group Titan Wind Energy for an undisclosed sum, allowing the world's biggest wind turbine maker to cut costs.
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Upsher-Smith Laboratories is to buy British group Proximagen for 223 million pounds ($347 million) plus further payments potentially worth up to 134 million based on the success of two experimental drugs.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Iusacell said on Tuesday it will announce a deal with Spain's Telefonica, an agreement that takes place as the Mexican cellphone company waits to learn whether regulators approved the sale of half of the firm to broadcaster Televisa.
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said it expects to complete its $19.7 billion purchase of Swiss medical device maker Synthes on Thursday and that the deal will slightly boost company profit this year, rather than being a moderate drag on earnings as previously expected.